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1,300 Civilians Killed In The DRC In Past Eight Months – Bachelet

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 7:35 am | OHCHR

Around 1,300 civilians have been killed in a number of separate conflicts involving armed groups and government forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over the past eight months, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief Urges 'serious Action' To Halt US Police Killings Of Unarmed African Americans

Friday, 29 May 2020, 8:26 am | OHCHR

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday condemned the killing of George Floyd, an African American man whose death in police custody on Monday was captured on video and has led to serious ongoing protests in Minneapolis. ... More >>

Bachelet Hails Arrest Of Rwanda Genocide Suspect Félicien Kabuga

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 6:51 am | OHCHR

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has hailed the arrest on 16 May in Paris of Félicien Kabuga, who is accused of playing a leading role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. “The arrest of Félicien Kabuga, ... More >>

COVID-19: Exceptional Measures Should Not Be Cover For Human Rights Abuses And Violations – Bachelet

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 6:47 am | OHCHR

As Governments face the formidable challenge of protecting people from COVID-19, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on them to ensure human rights are not violated under the guise of exceptional or emergency measures. ... More >>

Bachelet Alarmed By Media Clampdowns, Says Public Has Right To Know About COVID-19

Saturday, 25 April 2020, 7:34 am | OHCHR

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said today she was alarmed by restrictive measures imposed by several States against the independent media, as well as the arrest and intimidation of journalists, saying the free flow information ... More >>

COVID-19: Targeted Actions Needed To Protect LGBTI People Amid Pandemic – Bachelet

Saturday, 18 April 2020, 7:31 am | OHCHR

States need to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people do not face discrimination or fear retribution for seeking healthcare amid the COVID-19 crisis, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Friday, as the ... More >>

UN Experts Call For Urgent Action To Mitigate Heightened Risks Of Violence Against Children

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 6:25 am | OHCHR

UN human rights experts have appealed to States to boost child protection measures to help safeguard the welfare of millions of children worldwide who may be more exposed to violence, sale, trafficking, sexual abuse and exploitation during the COVID-19 ... More >>

UN Rights Expert Urges Governments To Save Lives By Lifting Sanctions Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 7:05 am | OHCHR

A UN human rights expert today called for the lifting of all unilateral sanctions that obstruct the humanitarian responses of sanctioned States, in order to enable their health care systems to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and save lives. “I urge ... More >>

COVID-19: UN Human Rights Chief Distressed Over Plight Of India’s Internal Migrants

Friday, 3 April 2020, 8:14 am | OHCHR

UN Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet said today she was distressed by the plight of millions of internal migrants affected by the sudden announcement of a lockdown in India. She welcomed subsequent measures to address their situation but noted that ... More >>

Right to Recognition Before the Law

Friday, 16 November 2018, 11:31 am | OHCHR

After setting standards for dignity and freedom, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) devotes a cluster of articles to standards for the administration of justice including what is often known as “due process.” Roughly one-fourth of ... More >>

Egypt: “systematic targeting” of human rights defenders

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:39 pm | OHCHR

GENEVA (28 September 2018) – UN human rights experts* have urged Egyptian authorities to ensure that all detained human rights defenders are afforded every right to due process and a fair, impartial and public trial in accordance with Egypt’s obligations ... More >>

UN expert on contemporary forms of slavery to visit Italy

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:37 pm | OHCHR

GENEVA / ROME (28 September 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, Urmila Bhoola, will visit Italy from 3 to 12 October. More >>

UN expert: Argentina should avoid dismantling family farming

Saturday, 22 September 2018, 3:17 am | OHCHR

GENEVA / BUENOS AIRES (21 September 2018) – The Government of Argentina should support the country’s family farming sector in order to protect food availability, says the UN expert on food and human rights. More >>

UN Human Rights Committee findings on examined countries

Friday, 27 July 2018, 9:39 am | OHCHR

UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Bahrain, Algeria, the Gambia, Liberia, Lithuania, and Lao People’s Democratic Republic More >>

OHCHR Press Briefing Notes - (1) Syria, (2) Gaza

Saturday, 8 April 2017, 11:42 am | OHCHR

The absolutely abhorrent attack on Khan Shaykun has once again focused international attention on Syria – and rightly so. If confirmed, the use of chemical weapons by any party to the conflict would amount to a war crime. More >>

UN human rights official urges protection for civilians

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 2:59 pm | OHCHR

KABUL/NEW YORK/GENEVA (21 April 2015) – “Afghanistan finds itself in a paradoxical situation. On the one hand, there are new opportunities for peace talks that would have been unimaginable only a few months ago. On the other, the conflict looks set ... More >>

Cooperate to save migrants' lives, urges UN Committee

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 2:57 pm | OHCHR

GENEVA (21 April 2015) – The latest, and worst, loss of life in the Mediterranean Sea demands concerted action by all to save migrants' lives, the UN Committee on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families today urged. More >>

UN human rights experts welcome ruling on death penalty

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 2:56 pm | OHCHR

GENEVA (21 April 2015) – A group of United Nations independent experts* welcomed today the recent decision by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to suspend death sentences imposed by military courts. More >>

World Must Prepare for Yemen Displacement Crisis

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 1:06 pm | OHCHR

Yemen: The world must be prepared for rapid collapse into mass displacement crisis – UN expert More >>

Call to Halt Execution of Muhammad Kamaruzzaman

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 12:58 pm | OHCHR

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location:          Geneva  Subjects:         Bangladesh / imminent execution   More >>